I find nature a bit elusive. Not that I am a particularly skilled nature photographer - I tend to dabble a bit when I go out with the camera with really long bits attached to the end. Snag is, I seem to be unable to get out of bed for the nice early shots when our friends in the animal kingdom are out and about and feeding, before their habitat becomes invaded with strange bearded people skulking around in the bushes dressed in green. So I have to take what is left.
When I do manage to locate something interesting to shoot - such as the native Red Squirrel - it always seems to be on the other side of the tree trunk, or vanishing into undergrowth. The one above thumbed its nose at me seconds before I released the shutter. Perhaps I need a faster camera. And no, the photo is not the wrong way up. This really is a horizontal squirrel. Honest.
Luckily, another less awkward squirrel agreed to pose for the shot below.
He looks a bit like Tom Cruise. I think he has aspirations. Not all squirrels are the same.